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For many coastal families, ranching is a family tradition - The Galveston County Daily News : Features

November 21, 2014

For many coastal families, ranching is a family tradition

Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 1:00 am

While pirates and other seafarers may be the first of Galveston County’s historical characters to come to mind, these coastal prairies also were home to pioneers, who during the mid-nineteenth century battled frontier hardships to form successful ranches.

Remnants of ranching culture in Galveston County still exist today. More than an industry, ranching is a family tradition for some. Names like Butler and Tacquard ring through the history of cattle ranching in Texas from after the Civil War to the present.

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